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Herb Garden Yields Unexpected Perks

I put in a huge, raised-bed herb garden this year. I had huge gardens in years past, but I rarely grew any spices.

This year, in a 4x4 raised bed and a few pots, I have: cilantro, cinnamon basil, curled parsley, german thyme, hot and spicy oregano, lemon balm, sage, spearmint, stevia, sweet basil, tarragon…and probably some I’m leaving out.

I’ve been drying them. I’ll be keeping a good bit, but I’m putting together a big package for my daughter who is a real foodie. Each time, after I pull the leaves of each herb off of the delicate stem and place them in a pile for packaging, I give myself a wonderful treat.

I put my hands together, bring them to my face and take a long whiff. The aromas are wonderful!

Who else here has an herb garden? What’s your favorite part of growing your own? (That sounds funny, but you know what I mean…LOL)

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Image Credit » Photo by Kim Remesch, may be reprinted without my permission.

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LoudMan wrote on July 25, 2014, 11:52 PM

I will have a garden again, one day. And, when I do, I absolutely dare anyone to ever try taking anything of mine from me ever again. They will pay dearly. :)

KimRemesch wrote on July 27, 2014, 9:55 PM

Gardens should be like a basic right. There were times when we all were urged to grow them as Victory gardens. I understand that they draw rats and varmints, but there are so many up sides to them.

LoudMan wrote on July 27, 2014, 10:10 PM

Well, those "rats and varmints" gotta eat too. We have the intelligence to build systems to keep them out. :)

Ruby3881 wrote on July 31, 2014, 12:14 PM

I didn't put in a garden this year, but I sure miss it! I love doing exactly what you describe, smelling the lovely scent of the herbs on my hands after I work with them :)